The Pizza Press presses toward 300 units by 2020

With 84 franchise units in its pocket, The Pizza Press is continuing its growth this year with plans for 50 openings, while awarding 25-30 more through strategic franchise partnerships. "It was important to us that 2017 was a year composed...

Columbus, Ohio, the test market capital, to open 1st food hall

The restaurant test marketer's dream city of Columbus, Ohio will soon house the city's first-ever food hall in the 102-year-old Budd Dairy building in the Italian Village near downtown. This particular food hall — one of more than 100 either...

Domino's Australia gives vegans the pies they want

Domino's Australia is launching a range of vegan pizzas that use vegan mozzarella — including the vegan avocado veg, vegan spicy trio and vegan margherita — at all of the chain's 600-plus stores Down Under. Vegans do not eat or...

Pizza Hut/Toyota pair on self-driving car that might cook, too

Pizza Hut/Toyota pair on self-driving car that might cook, too

First it was Ford and Domino's pairing to further the interests of each in autonomous delivery vehicles, now comes Pizza Hut and Toyota, who this afternoon said they're working on an initiative that may soon change not only how pizza...

Your Pie makes a 'date' with sweet and salty

Your Pie is putting the sweet and salty flavors of dates and bacon front and center. A news release said that now through the end of February, diners may order a bacon-and-date pizza or a chopped salad. The pizza version...

Pie Five gets bigger ... pie-wise

Pie Five evidently knows that if there's anything better than a big ol' pizza pie, it's a bigger ol' pizza pie. The chain is now adding a larger, very shareable, 14-inch pizza to its menu mix, a news release said....

New tool pages customers, tracks wait times and grows to fit chain size

Tracking how long customers are waiting for orders or deliveries just got a boost from paging, tracking and guest intelligence tool provider, Long Range Systems. The company's new Guest Sessions addition to its free iOS application lets users start new orders and page customers when orders are ready.

Domino’s starts baby registry 9 months after wedding registry

Domino's is launching its own baby registry Wednesday, where parents-to-be can select pizza gifts before the sleepless nights begin. A news release said the chain's registry is powered by Gugu Guru. "There's nothing more exciting — and exhausting — than...

Pizza Press goes national by staying local

The Pizza Press plans to open 30 locations by early next year, and chain leadership said each one will have a local focus, unique to its area. A news release said this rather hefty feat will be accomplished in a...

Aloha-Monkey integration boosts catering, delivery, takeout

NCR Corp. has integrated MonkeyMedia Software for delivery with the NCR Aloha POS system.

Gen Z spends most their cash on restaurants: 4 ways pizza operators can get it

Gen Z spends most their cash on restaurants: 4 ways pizza operators can get it

Generation Z— that millennial cohort born between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s — is the subject of a lot of restaurateurs' attention these days. After all, this teen-aged to young adult group makes up a large segment of that always-coveted 18-to-35 demographic.

Fresh Brothers brings ‘whiteout’ to Southern Cal

Southern California pizza brand Fresh Brothers is blanketing its patrons with snowy white for the holidays with the debut of a White Pizza this week. The pie features ricotta, Romano, crushed garlic and mozzarella on a crust drizzled with extra...

New tool brings third-party catering delivery to restaurateurs nationally

MonkeyMedia Software and on-demand delivery platform DoorDash have partnered to cater to restaurant catering operations. Their new cloud-based takeout, delivery and catering software platform, Monkey, offers catering delivery at a national level, a news release said. Orders placed through Monkey...

Today’s diners want more, spend  less, like virtual restaurants

Today’s diners want more, spend  less, like virtual restaurants

Today’s restaurateur had best be the type that literally thrives on competition because a new study shows that staying ahead in their business is increasingly about competing not only for share of plate, but also share of wallet from diners...

Pizza Inn buffet goes all day

Under the heading of "Customers Know Best," Pizza Inn recently surveyed its customers and discovered not only that they love the pizza, salad, pasta and appetizer buffet, but also that they want to love it all day. So, the longtime...

Pizza Hut pouch heats up delivery

Keeping those pies hot en route to delivery customers has always been a challenge for pizza restaurateurs, but Pizza Hut has rolled out a system designed to get the pie to the person in "oven-hot" form, a news release said....

New Gatti's Pizza restaurant design: Sometimes separation is a good thing

The new ownership behind Gatti's Pizza broke ground on the longtime brand's first franchise location in seven years this week, this one on East Central Texas Expressway in Killeen, Texas. Since Sovrano LLC purchased the brand a two years ago,...

Domino's, Ford partnering to test driverless delivery

Domino's, Ford partnering to test driverless delivery

The last 50 feet of the delivery is the main focus of Domin's Pizza and Ford Motor Co. The companies have partnered to test self-driving car pizza delivery. Ford plans to roll out the first driverless business vehicles in about...

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